Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chinoiserie Wallpaper Series-de Gournay


Today is the first in a series of posts I will be doing on the world's most beautiful wallpapers. It must have occurred to you by now that the world's most expensive and gorgeous papers, used by the top interior designers are Chinoiserie. We must be onto something here! The hand painted papers of de Gournay stand at the pinnacle of interior design. Their Chinoiserie series is based on 18th century designs. Notice how these papers are used in every type of room-entry, dressing room, bedroom, dining room, or living room. Everywhere they take center stage. Go through the pictures and visualize these rooms without the de Gournay. Although an investment, a room done in de Gournay certainly does not need artwork or much embellishment. Enjoy these stunning rooms by your favorite designers including Charlotte Moss, Miles Redd, Ruthie Sommers, Kelly Wearstler, and Martha Angus.






















































22 comments:

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Having a wallpapered room like this is one of my dreams...I really hope to do it someday. Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Amazing. the feel that their wallpaper has is just so delicate and airy. It brings elegance to any room. Love the color ways.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Love love love!!! Thank god for cheaper alternatives like griffinandwong.com for us mortals! (and bargain lovers!)

lady jicky said...

One after the other , after the other of yummy ones.
If I won the lottery I would find it so difficult to pick which one for Moi!
* I want to fling that chair OUT of the room in the first photo - too strong a colour against that lovely wallpaper - while I am at it - put that shirt in the cupboard too!!! LOL

Kitty said...

wow. that was more visually stimulating than "yellow submarine!" loves it! xo kitty

Vickie H. said...

Absolutely stellar collection of images! I am late to the party, but have to put in my two cents: mouthwateringly DELICIOUS!

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

What a fabulous resource for design your blog is...I'm adding you to my blogroll STAT! xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Aesthetic Oiseau-I will be showing some less expensive alternatives too, but nothing beats the real thing.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-These are absolute perfection in my book.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-I love Griffin and Wong too. They will definitely be in my series.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-You didn't mention the paint scribbled on the wallpaper in that first photo! I thought it would be fun to show a VERY different use of de Gournay-here a man's bedroom with a more modern approach.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Too funny!

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-You are always welcome at my parties.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lisa-Thanks so much for stopping by.

La Petite Gallery said...

I was in the wall paper business
for 10 years, so I really love this Blog. Chinoiserie is my style.

DoxaHome.com said...

So may beautiful papers, this was a Cote de Texas sized post! I especailly love the papers with a bit of metallic in them and the second to the last image, the dining room, is so pretty.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Petite Gallery-Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment.

Style Redux 2 said...

DoxaHome-Such gorgeous rooms and gorgeous papers, it would be hard to choose.

Lynne Rutter said...

nice collection of de gournay in use! i am always looking for more examples to inspire, what a great resource this blog is!

Style Redux 2 said...

Lynne-Thanks for stopping by.

Katya said...

View more amazing de Gournay projects on

wonderlandphilosophy.blogspot.com

griffin said...

Thanks Dagny and Style Redux 2 for the kind comments.

We have a few new Chinoiserie designs coming out in next months, and will update to www.griffinandwong.com